Dog of New South Wales.


Title:
Dog of New South Wales.
Date:
C1789
Artist:
Peter Mazell (1759-1797)
Image Size:
260mm x 180mm (10.24" x 7.09")
Condition:
In good condition.
Technique:
Copper engraving hand coloured
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Stock Number:
VTBB 274 ANI AA (PGY) (B009)
Description:

First printed illustration of the Dingo.

The first report of a 'wild dog' in Australia was made by the Dutchman, Jan Cartenzoon near Cape Keer, Queensland 8 May 1623;

'I went ashore myself with 10 musketeers we saw numerous footprints of men and dogs (running from south to north) we accordingly spent some time there, following the footprints to a river...we also saw great numbers of dogs, herons and curlews...'

The first printed illustration of the Dingo appeared in Phillip's, "A Voyage to Botany Bay".

Common names;  Dingo, Wild Dog or Warrigal.

Modern binomial name ;  Canis lupus dingo

Recent synonyms;  Canis dingo

First described;  Meyer 1793

Distribution;  Australia wide (mainland)
 
Reference;  The Mammals of Australia, Strahan, 2nd edition. Page: 696-698, ill. 696

Ref;
Heere; The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765 pp.124-125

From Phillip's, Voyage to Botany Bay 

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